Thursday, July 16, 2009

Yousef Al-Khattab who runs the pro al-Qaeda hate website Revolution Muslim in Queens NY still active, why ?

Yousef Al-Khattab who runs the pro al-Qaeda hate website Revolution Muslim in Queens NY still active, why ?

Revolution Muslim (RM) is a New York City-based anti-Semitic Muslim organization that justifies terrorist attacks and other forms of violence against non-Muslims and seeks "the dismantlement of western, secular dominance across the world," according to its Web site.

While the group is not known to be involved in any terrorist activity, its statements include implicit, if not explicit, threats of violence and its radical ideology is rooted in the propagation of violence.

The group, which has only a handful of active members, has reportedly received the attention of law enforcement. In January 2009, in response to the Israeli military operation against Hamas in Gaza, RM posted a picture on its Web site of Chabad's world headquarters in Brooklyn with a message encouraging readers to "
make EVERY attempt to reach these people and teach them the message of Islam or leave them a message from Islam." The posting, which was titled "Do Not Let Orthodox Judaism Get Away From Murder in Ghaza," reportedly prompted a police investigation.

Yousef al-Khattab created Revolution Muslim (RM) in 2007 to promote the ideas of Abdullah al-Faisal, a Jamaica-born Muslim preacher who served four years in a British prison for urging his followers to kill non-Muslims, including Americans, Hindus and Jews. Al-Faisal was deported from Britain to Jamaica in 2007.

In 2008, NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence David Cohen said that al-Faisal was "the Caribbean equivalent of the Blind Sheikh" in reference to Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian cleric serving a life sentence for conspiracy to blow up New York landmarks in 1993.

RM often cooperates with representatives of the Islamic Thinkers Society (ITS), an offshoot of a British group by the name Al Muhajiroun. Like RM, ITS supports violence in order to create a global Islamic state. During one rally near the Israeli consulate in New York, an ITS speaker said, "We tell you Jews…Allah will wipe you, along with Israel off the map." The speaker then pointed to al-Khattab as an example of a person who gave up the "Jewy tactics" and "accepted Islam and saved himself from the punishment of Allah."

RM runs online forums, a Web site and uses social networking sites to extend its reach. It regularly posts videos of its rallies and actions. Its Internet forum has several hundred registered members, including North Carolina blogger
Samir Khan, a significant distributor of Jihadist propaganda in the U.S. The forums are used by members to communicate and share information and announcements.

See my prior post, Sunday, July 27, 2008
NEW YORK, N.Y. — New York City cabbie, Yousef al-Khattab. who operates an extremist Islamic anti-American Web site that features violent images including mocking the deaths of GIs in Iraq says he’s doing the country a service by “exposing the truth.” See FOX News TV produced video on Yousef al-Khattab.
Yousef al-Khattab, who runs from his home in Queens, told FOX News, in an April 2008 interview, see here "NYC Cabbie Who Runs Anti-American Islamic Web Site Mocks GI Deaths, Calls for Shia Law In U.S.", that he also wants the U.S. to embrace Islam and Sharia Law, which prohibits alcohol and can include stoning to death or severe flogging for pre-marital sex and adultery. Fox News also did another unflatering expose on Yousef al-Khattab in March of 2008 see Fox News report here "U.S. Based Revolution Muslim Website Spreading Messages of Hate".

Crossing the line? Free Speech or Terror
Posted on 13 March 2009
By Bilal Haye
“I don’t know if this is my jihad,” says Yousef Al-Khattab. “It’s my obligation to command the good and forbid the evil.” His American based website, Revolution Muslim, has become the scourge of Jewish bloggers and cyber vigilantes across the country, an odd achievement for a person born into Judaism and educated in Jewish schools, who has lived in Hassidic communities in Williamsburg and Jewish settlements in Gaza.

Born Joseph Cohen, Khattab says he converted to Islam after coming across a Muslim from the United Arab Emirates in a Jewish chat-room while in Netivot, Israel in 1998. Today, at 40, a cab driver from Queens, Khattab spends his days denouncing capitalism, Judaism and Israel’s occupation of Palestine through his website and namesake organization. Head shaved, mustache trimmed and sporting a bushy beard, Khattab addresses his audience in fluent English and Arabic and employs his sarcastic wit in video updates that appear irregularly on his website.

Gory images of blood, bombs and the bodies of Palestinian children appear in several slideshows and videos on the site. In one video post, Khattab urges his viewers to find out who are the leaders of Jewish organizations like the United Jewish Federation and Chabad Lubavitch and “deal with them directly at their homes,” but in a civil and peaceful way he adds, that would include Lubavitch and Yeshiva University, which he claims are sending soldiers to Israel to fight the Palestinians, and anybody that supports Israel.

Bill Warner Private investigator and cyber vigilante, who says he has helped shut down several jihadist websites across America by reporting them to their Internet service providers and the authorities, says people like Khattab incite others to commit violent acts, rather than doing them on their own. “Whatever problems there are in the Middle East, he brings them to Queens, New York,” he says. “He tries to get people to do things."

He points to a recent post on Revolution Muslim that had an image of the Chabad Lubavitch headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with captions pointing out where the main temple is, and noting that it is always full at prayer times; the post also identified a Jewish talis bag as a great place to store “Islamic info.” Bill Warner says this post presented a credible threat and it caused the NYPD to come in full force to protect the synagogue.

Bill Warner private investigator